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Francis's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I'm able to make a daily income through my motocycle which I could get if Give Directly did not send me transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly did well to help people because life was so hard and I see most of the community members developing in their homes. Everything is well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I added 1633000 to token transfer and bought a motocycle.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness because I have never held such an amount of money.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, i felt so happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I haven't spent my first transfer yet, but I intend to buy a motorcycle taxi to help me earn some little money and to ease my movement to far distances.
access_time 9 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to build ironroofed house. This is because maintaining grassthatched house is costly.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moment is during afternoon and it's always a time i spend interracting with friends.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i face currently is how to get money that would enable me build ironroofed house.